Ever wondered what happens when you step on hot lava? We’ve always assumed it’s not a good idea, and one watch of this short clip can confirm exactly that.
Basically, this chap decided to step on molten lava to show the consequences, and if he’d held his stance for a couple more seconds, it looks like his shoe would’ve ended up on fire.
“You wouldn’t fall into a lava lake the way you would a swimming pool. Molten rock is much more dense…”
The video, in the words of the filmer “shows how pressure applied to this dense material only causes a slight indentation. While this may not be surprising (it is liquid rock), I think that many people think of lava as more of a hot-watery-like substance.
“You would never fall into a lava lake the way you would a swimming pool, the molten rock is much more dense, so you would simply land on it, sink a little, and be burned.”
So, to sum up, never, ever jump in or fall into any form of lava. It’ll hurt like hell.